Signs of emotional abuse

“Emotional abuse is domestic abuse, and it’s crucial that we all learn the early warning signs and call out controlling and coercive behaviour when we see it. Classic warning signs include:

love bombing (when your new partner is excessively attentive and keen to rush through the early stages of a new relationship)
extreme jealousy
misogynistic name-calling
smashing up property
blaming you for things you haven’t done
belittling your achievements
“If you find yourself walking on eggshells, or changing your behaviour (eg isolating yourself from family and friends) to keep him happy, then you may be in an abusive relationship. Healthy relationships are built on mutual trust and respect, not power and control.”

Adina Claire, Co-Chief Executive of Women’s Aid

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